Answered by Sebastian, Hiring Expert at Grace, on Friday, July 15, 2016
I don't think that not being active on social media is considered a bad thing from an employment perspective. That's your own personal choice, so no recruiter should interpret this negatively. However, as you know, Social Media in general is trending, and especially LinkedIn comes with a lot of professional networking opportunities. Also, keep in mind that some jobs might even require some kind of Social Media presence (for example Marketing or Sales jobs). I personally look at Social Media from two perspectives: 1) Personal use (such as Facebook, Instagram etc.) and 2) Professional use (e.g. LinkedIn). While professional networks can certainly be helpful to build relationships and to learn more about job opportunities, I don't see any value in tools for personal use other than staying in touch with friends, as an example.
Again, if Social Media presence is not a specific job requirement, there is no need for you to be on Social Media, if you don't want to be.